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January 2018 - Doctors Surgeries & Schools update

21st December 2018« Back

Response from Glebe Surgery regarding potential new homes in Ashington and GP Surgery provision: A 'worst case scenario' of 200 new homes generating 800 additional residents shows that all of the additional patients can be accommodated at their planned new medical facility on Glebe Field, Storrington. Pulborough Medical Centre has also confirmed that the additional patients can be accommodated at their Surgery. Ashington is also served by Steyning Health Centre but no response to the Clerk's enquiries has been received yet.

Response from WSCC Education regarding the potential impact of an additional up to 200 homes in Ashington: shows that there are no plans for future expansion of Ashington School and that any additional pupils can be accommodated in the wider Locality. There were 38 applications for places in reception class 2017, 8 applicants were initially placed on a waiting list in priority order and the 8th priority applicant (who lives outside of the Ashington catchment area) secured a place, meaning that others chose not to accept their place at the school. Places are prioritised to catchment area pupils.